Lambert Centre

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 18:54
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I will be travelling the Oodnadatta Track north from Marree in early May, towing my Bushtracker off road Caravan. Last time, without the van, we travelled north from Finke and followed the old Ghan line to Alice Springs. This time, I propose Oodnadatta to Finke, and then across to the black strip at Kulgera. How accessible is the road into the Lambert Centre, which we missed last time due to time constraints?
Are there any facilities?
Thanks for any info.
Bob
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Reply By: Raymond from Wanderin 4 Wheelers - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 19:08

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 19:08
Hi Bob
There are no facilities at the Lambert Centre, just a guest book to sign (PS if any of the Toyota Owners Club are ready, they need to repair or replace the book)
The road in is fine although it might be a bit tight with the Bushtracker, camper trailer would be alright. The only thing at the centre is the marker.
Ray
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Reply By: Squizzy - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 19:10

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 19:10
Bob,

There are no facilities at Lambert Centre, but you can get fuel at Oodnadatta and Finke.

The track in to the centre can get a bit unruly (sand), but not too difficult.
Trailer should be okay.

Geoff.
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Reply By: Member - Jon W (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 19:13

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 19:13
Bob,
Have been doing some research into that myself as we will be there in June. My understanding is that there are no camping facilities there and that although the going is slow it doesn't cause problems for a CT. Can't comment as to its suitability for a caravan. We are detouring into it on the way from the Alice to Mt Dare.
Regards
Jon W
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Follow Up By: Squizzy - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 07:41

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 07:41
Jon,

There is ample room for bush camping near the centre, but it would pay you to carry some firewood in with you.

Geoff.
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Reply By: ROBST - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 19:34

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 19:34
Hey BOB don't for get the aeroguard i think it is the birth place of the
Australian bush FLY.
Had to eat our lunch in the fwd.When i was there last sept.
The track is a little windy and over grown in places but should be ok
with a van.
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and that's when I thought I was wrong!

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Reply By: Darian (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 21:27

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 21:27
The Mount Dare homestead site carries up to date info on local areas - http://www.mtdare.com.au - Simpson Des Regional link - might be worth an email a week before you go ? Safe to say if no rain, all would be fine in there -sandy !
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 23:27

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 23:27
Could not help myself - been working on the New Places system so here is the info on the turn off so that you will not be able to miss it. Just need to load up a description and some pics.

Lambert Centre TurnOff
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Follow Up By: Squizzy - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 07:39

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 07:39
David,

There is a reasonable sign that is easy to see at the turnoff.
I also don't have photos, but you won't miss it.

Geoff.
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 08:54

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 08:54
Couldn'y find a turn off photo either, but here is the centre,



The track into the centre is pretty narrow and you may incur some some bush damage on the tracker.

Kind regards
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Reply By: Stewy - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 10:06

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2006 at 10:06
Visited it in 2003 had four vans in there after a run down from Alice along the old Ghan Line, no issues just take your time might get a few scratches but thats about as hard as it gets
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